ED seizes jailed Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah’s house in Srinagar

Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has seized the house of jailed Hurriat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that ED has provisionally seized an immovable property situated at Botshah Colony, Sanat Nagar, Srinagar in the name of Shabir Ahmad Shah, son of Gulam Mohd Shah under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.

Shah is lodged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

He said that the ED had initiated money laundering investigation on the basis of a FIR dated 30, 05, 2017 against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and others under various sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

“During the course of investigation, it was revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was actively involved in the activities of fuelling unrest in Kashmir valley by way of stone pelting, processions, protests, bandhs, hartals and other subversive activities,” he added.

He said that investigation under PMLA revealed that Shabir Ahmad Shah was involved in receiving funds Hizbul Mujahideen and other militant outfits based in Pakistan.

The official also said that during the course of investigation, an immovable property worth Rs 21.80 lakhs owned by Shabir Ahmad Shah was identified and the same has been provisionally seized under PMLA.

He added that further investigation in the case was going on. (KNO)

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